Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS Update On the Way?

Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS Update On the Way?

It looks like Verizon will be bringing Curve 8530 users a special treat coming soon. We got our hands on a PDF that shows an update to OS 5.0.0.508 is on the way. No exact date is mentioned for the release, but it should be within the next week or two.  Highlights of the update include: Simplified lock-key function Overall improvements to battery life Improved video streaming Improved...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.548 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.548 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

A crazy week on the leaked OS front. We had two leaks for the Bold 9700, and now another new Tour 9630 OS. The guys at BBLeaks found OS 5.0.0.548, and hopefully it works out better than .530 seemed to. Nothing on what is new in this version, so be sure to drop a comment and let us know what you find out. Hit the link below to download. Remember to use caution when installing a leaked OS! *OS...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 12th, 2010; Contest: 50 Copies of Addictive Tower Defense to be Won!

Thought I'd switch things up a bit this week and make this a special 'Games Only' edition! BlackBerry gamers take close note, lots of gaming goodness is here this week, along with an awesome 'Addictive Tower Defense' giveaway. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles: Giveaway of the Week: Addictive Tower Defense Freebies of the Week: GT BlackJack Online, Tilt n Jump...

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Have You Had Your BlackBerry Storm 2 Swapped For A New One?

Have You Had Your BlackBerry Storm 2 Swapped For A New One?

We've been waiting to see exactly how this one turned out for everyone. But as most of you know the past few days for Verizon Storm 2 owners have been rather interesting. BerryScoop got tipped the news about the possibility of Verizon being reissued Storm 2 devices due to a screen issue. Now while the screen issues seemed to be nowhere near as bad as what they were on the original BlackBerry...

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Voice Activated Dialing On BlackBerry Better These Days?

Voice Activated Dialing On BlackBerry Better These Days?

During the CrackBerry podcast we made mention of other devices out there that used voice commands for dialing. Common consensus was that most of us either don't use it, don't install it or haven't looked at using it in quite some time on our BlackBerry devices. Even went so far as to say that the system needed to have a better way of adapting to users own voices and accents. Well, much to...

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Formula 1 Season Kicks Off Today - Download the Free Official Live Timing App for BlackBerry Smartphones!

WooHOoo! We're literally just hours away from the official start of the 2010 Formula 1 season with the first Friday Practice about to kick off in Bahrain. And to make this year's practice sessions, qualifying and races even more engaging to watch on tv BlackBerry owners can now download the Official Formula1.com Live Timing App and follow the lap details from their device. Features include...

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CrackBerry Podcast 049: Good Times. A Little TOO Good.

Check out the podcast video, and let the good times roll.

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Want to go to WES 2010 but don't have the $$ to buy a ticket? Zenprise is giving you the chance to win one!

RIM's big annual show, the Wireless Enterprise Symposium for BlackBerry Users (or WES) is coming up April 27th to 29th in Orlando, Florida. It's an enterprise/industry show rather than a consumer one, but it's always a great show and an awesome time. The only bad thing about WES is getting there - if you miss the early bird special, conference passes run for $1799. Fortunately, the folks...

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WWF Earth Hour App for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Available

As I write this, Earth Hour is some 16 days, 1 hour, 36 minutes and 9 seconds away and as of right now you can now download the Earth Hour app for BlackBerry Smartphones straight from App World. Here's the official description: Earth Hour is Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. local time and encourages people to turn off their lights to show support for action on climate change. As...

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Univision Videos App Streams Top-Rated Programs to Your BlackBerry Smartphone

This past week Univision announced a new app that allows users to stream top-rated programs through their mobile browser. The Univision Videos app makes available news, sports, entertainment and popular TV shows, right from your device. You can check out big name programs such as Sabado Gigante, el Gordo y la Flaca, Cristina, Republica Deportiva, Escandalo TV, Primer Impacto, Noticiero...

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Is Your Mute Key No Longer Working For Stand By Mode?

Is Your Mute Key No Longer Working For Stand By Mode?

It seems a lot of users have noticed this with the most recent OS' released. Kind of weird for it to be removed really, as many users actually enjoyed having the function there. Now that it's gone, many folks have been calling blaming it on a bug. Fact is folks, it's not a bug it's actually intended. As The RIM knowledge base states: In earlier BlackBerry Device Software versions the mute...

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[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] A few weeks back on the blogs here we dropped word of the official availability of BerryBlab v1, an app that makes browsing vBulletin web forums friendly on your BlackBerry (which includes the CrackBerry forums of course!). The app has gained a pretty decent following from CrackBerry readers and has managed to maintain a 5-star rating in the...

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How Do You Use Your BlackBerry Series: Automatically Dim Backlight On or Off?

Do you have the "Automatically Dim Backlight" option set to ON or OFF?polls In my endless pursuit to find some good, fresh topics, I was rolling through all of the options and apps on my device. I had a stroke of genius and realized I've always been curious as to how other users have their devices setup. Right out of the box, there are a load of options to play...

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Shazam For BlackBerry Updated To Version 2.5- Music Videos And 7Digital Music Purchases Added

Shazam for BlackBerry rolled out version 2.5 last week. Some cool new functions were added to the mix with this release that I'm sure most users can appreciate. Especially, since they work quite nicely from my testing. The rundown of new features is as follows: Searching And Launching Of YouTube Videos From Tagged Music. In App Ability To "Tweet" Tagged Music To All Of Your Twitter Followers...

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Wheres My Phone Updated to Version 3 - 100 Copies to be Won!

Wheres My Phone Updated to Version 3 - 100 Copies to be Won!

We have posted on Wheres My Phone in the past and it has just been updated to version 3, adding some nice enhancements.  The application is used to send remote commands to your BlackBerry for such tasks as triggering an audible alarm, battery level check, and GPS location request.  New features in this build include remote contacts download, SMS integration, and remote disabling of the device...

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AddOnis Now Compatible with BlackBerry Smartphones Running OS 5.0

The folks at Twinkler software have let us know they completed the process of getting AddOnis working on devices running OS 5.0. Not only did they get it working correctly but they also managed to work in the new standby and lock features seen in the most recent OS 5.0 versionsl. The change log for this one depends on what OS it is that you are running on your device. Some of the changes are...

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.545 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700

What a great start to the day. We've known for some time this OS was floating around out there, even heard that this one had hit "Gold Candidate" for release to carriers. Now, thanks to a CrackBerry forums member who wished to remain anonymous you can now check out the release yourself. As always, be sure to back up your data before you load this one onto your device gold candidate or not,...

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